Competition report from 21-02-2019

Our competition on the 21st February 2019 was all about making a turned box. The number of entries for the novice group were very good, as was the number of entries for the experienced group, however the intermediate group had far fewer entries, this has a lot to do with the way the groupings are arrived at and that is something the club is going to address for future competitions. The standard of work in all 3 groups was excellent which made the judging very difficult, it was hard to pick a winner, the judging was done by Alec Mutch and Gordon Leitch. The pictures for the competition were taken by Alec Mutch. In addition to the competition all of our 5 lathes were in operation during the whole event with the turners doing their own things, 2 of those turners were on the lathes for the first time at the club. The pictures for these turners were taken by Alec Mutch and Phil Moore.

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2019 AGM report.

Our AGM on Thursday 7th February 2019 went very well. We had a very good turnout of members and all the existing committee members were present. The chairman made an opening statement, followed by the secretary presenting the minutes of the previous AGM. The chairman did a report on the years events, that was followed by the treasurer giving a report on the financial status. Topics discussed were , the constitution, skype and the internet, membership fees and training fees. As the committee had shrunk to just 7, we voted a few more members onto the committee taking it back up to 12. There were a few items raised under A.O.B. that the chair announced would be discussed at the first committee meeting.

The committee would like to thank all of you who attended the AGM. For a larger picture and some more information, click any of the pictures.

Club meeting on Thursday 24th January 2019.

Our club meeting on Thursday evening 24th January 2019 was a one to one meeting, where an experienced member would take a less experienced member through the process of doing something that they find challenging, this could be some element of turning or it could be sharpening the tools. We had 3 lathes in operation and the sharpening station. Bill Munro was showing Dave Line some of the finer points of spindle turning. Errol Levings was doing long hole boring with Graham Charge, (Graham is a new member to our club). David Hay was at the sharpening station demonstrating the art of sharpening, we had asked the members to bring in a tool to get reground or sharpened, suffice to say David was kept very busy. Lastly I Alec Mutch was demonstrating the use of a bowl gouge with Bill Henderson, Bill has been using tipped tools thus far but now felt it was time to try and use the gouge. The turn out of members was very good and the evening went very well, Peter Lawrence was the manager for this session.

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All the pictures were taken by Mike Day

Christmas Competition & raffle draw.

A view of some of the many prizes on offer.
Another view of the prizes, Colin McRae (seated) was handling the prize giving along with Jim Kelman who did the draw.
These were the entries for the “Novice” category.
These were the entries for the “Intermediate” category.
These were the entries for the “Experienced” category.
This was the winning entry in the “Novice” category, the winner was Winston Amos.
This was the winning entry in the “Intermediate” category, the winner was Bill Henderson.
This was the winning entry in the “Experienced” category, the winner was David Ross.
Other winners in each category who were awarded a shield for the points based system for all entries in all the competitions for the year 2018 were,
Novice     David Line.
Intermediate    David Hobson.
Experienced     David Hay.

Congratulations to all the winners.

We hope to see even more entries in the competitions in the coming year 2019.

Christmas Decorations 6th Dec 2018

These are the pictures from our last club meeting held on Thursday evening 6th December 2018. There were 5 lathes in operation and the theme for the evening was to make Christmas Decorations. 5 turners were scheduled to do the decorations but one turner had to withdraw due to unforseen circumstances, David Ross did an impromptu session replacing the absent turner.

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